Craighead Co. health inspections: July 11-18

Health inspections for the week of July 11-18.

Arkansas group to start opioid-deaths state database

  Melanoma patient has a warning about the dangers of the sun

  Doctor says hot temperatures can be dangerous, provides tips

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

  Students practice their kitchen skills

  UAMS Northeast campus celebrates milestone

Continued Coverage

  Tetanus shots urged for those dealing with flooding conditions

  UAMS launches family residency program in Batesville

Mosquito traps in 4 zip codes test positive for West Nile Virus

  Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

ACLU: timing threatens public vote on Missouri abortion law

Timing threatens to stymie efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to put a new Missouri anti-abortion law to a public vote

Craighead Co. health inspections: July 5-11

Craighead County health inspections for the week of July 5-11.

Community breaks down the do’s and dont’s of medical marijuana

The West Plains Planning and Zoning commissioners are working to establish local guidelines based on the recommendations from the Division of Health and Senior Services.

Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

Stories of medical debt from within the church’s own congregation motivated members to give.

  Experts warn against expired sunscreen

Arkansas’ 6th medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Arkansas group will file ballot petitions for recreational marijuana

  St. Bernards gives tour of new ICU surgical tower

RECALL ALERT: Infant security blanket could pose choking hazard

1st baby in US born from dead donor’s transplanted womb

Abortions halted at Arkansas clinic while new site sought

Planned Parenthood says it's stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its facility in northwest Arkansas while it looks for a new location, leaving the state with two abortion providers

  Finding the right breast pump

Choosing the right breast pump can be an overwhelming task for many moms since technology is constantly changing.

  Missouri woman battles meat allergies caused by tick bite

A Missouri woman says she began dealing with meat allergies after being bitten by a tick.

  Heat dangers and tips for those who work outside

Heat indexes in Arkansas make outside occupations hazardous.

Eye drops and other ointments recalled over sterility concerns

The Food and Drug Administration said the products may not be sterile.

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they'd like.

  School nurse agrees with Naloxone program in schools

Gov. Hutchinson mentioned in his announcement of the program that Arkansas ranked highest for the percentage of students grades 9-12 who took pain medication without prescription.

Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

The 69-year-old music legend said he was speaking out to quell rumors and sought to reassure fans that he would be okay.

Judge sets July 22 hearing on Arkansas abortion restrictions

A federal judge is holding a hearing on a challenge to three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas two days before the laws are set to take effect

Craighead Co. Health Inspections: June 27-July 4

Weekly health inspection reports, including critical violations.

Southeast Mo. counties pre-file for medical marijuana applications

Several southeast Missouri counties pre-filed for medical marijuana applications.

Food safety for the 4th of July

Food safety for the 4th of July.

Cooking matters at the store

What items you choose from the price, to the amount and down to the brand will make a difference in your body and your pocketbook.

  Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Woman dies after contracting flesh eating bacteria

Walmart raising tobacco sales age to 21

Walmart will change its minimum age for tobacco sales in September.

Arkansas AG asks for more time to respond to abortion case

The Arkansas attorney general is asking a federal judge for a hearing on whether to block three new abortion restrictions a day or two before they're to take effect

  In-home health care worker facing charges after Sikeston man’s death

Officers say they were told an in-home health care worker took Thompson with him to run errands that day.

  Local ranch hits the streets to raise money for kids with disabilities

Instead of hitting the trails, a local ranch that helps kids with disabilities hit the streets to raise money.

Authorized medicinal pot growers may need to break the law

The first authorized marijuana farmers in Missouri will have to commit a crime to begin growing, and regulators are expected to turn a blind eye

  More young people getting plastic surgery with increase in social media filters

More young people across the country are pursuing plastic surgery to look like their photo filters, researchers say.

Stars of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ donate $1.5M to St. Jude

Stars of the hit HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’ made a big donation to a local hospital.

Missouri DHSS now accepting medical marijuana card applications

The department will only accept the Physician Certification as an uploaded document

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Corning to get $1 million to improve wastewater system

The City of Corning will receive more than $1 million to improve its wastewater system.

  Beck Pride Center opens conversation about PTSD

A State’s Beck Pride Center hosted a private screening of “Battlefield: Home—Breaking the Silence” to help in the conversation of PTSD.

  Medical marijuana policies need updating

Employers in Region 8 may want to update or change their medical marijuana personnel policies with the new legislation changes.

School nurses to receive training to combat opioid overdoses

Governor Hutchinson announced today that school nurses will receive training on how to combat the opioid crisis.

The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic asks for stay

Missouri's only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to perform abortions expires Friday

  Missouri medical marijuana applications for ID cards to start being accepted July 4

On Tuesday, June 4, medical marijuana forms and instructions were made available for patients and industry members in Missouri.

  Back from the dead: Doctors revive man 20 minutes after electrocution

Michael Pruitt, 20, was carrying a metal ladder while helping his stepfather at a job site when the ladder touched a live electrical wire.

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Pritzker signed a bill that will legalize adult-use cannabis.

  Walgreens to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are working with health departments, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to provide free HIV testing and information at select Walgreens stores in more than 260 cities on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Thursday, June 27 between 10 a.m.

  U.S. measles count reaches 1,077

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported 1,077 measles cases this year through June 20, up 33 from the last update.

‘Lactation pod’ to give privacy for mothers at FedExForum

Shelby County and the Memphis Grizzlies are working with Mamava to open "lactation pods" at FedExForum.

Patient tries to set fire inside hospital

A hospital patient tried to set a couch on fire, according to officials.

  Walk to honor donors for their support of organ/tissue donation

Mid-America Transplant had their first ever Life Awareness Ride. Run. Walk. to honor those who donated their bodies to save others.

  Foul smell takes over the city of Batesville

Smell from poultry plants creates city odor.

Missouri denies clinic’s abortion license

Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now

The Latest: Missouri defends abortion licensing decision

The director of Missouri's health department says Planned Parenthood corrected just four out of 30 deficiencies cited at its abortion clinic in St. Louis, prompting the department's action to decline to renew its abortion license

State’s third medical marijuana dispensary opens in Clinton

Arkansas’ third medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors in Clinton on Thursday.

  Clinic coming to downtown Jonesboro property

After years of vacancy, the property at 1010 South Main will have a new occupant.

  New group offers support to those impacted by Parkinson’s

Many of us know someone with or affected by Parkinson's and it can be hard for any family to deal with, but a Region 8 group is here to help.

Arkansas health department offering free tetanus shots

The Arkansas Department of Health is offering free tetanus and hepatitis A vaccinations statewide at local health units for those impacted by recent flooding

Residents of Fifty-Six ordered to boil water

Residents of Fifty-Six have been ordered to boil their water before consuming.

St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over pelvic exam

Missouri's only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion.

  Drug and alcohol treatment center opens, teaching five principles

A new drug and alcohol treatment center started with humble beginnings and family efforts.

Le Bonheur named Best Children’s Hospital

For the ninth year, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.

Frozen spinach recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, Arizona recalled frozen cut leaf spinach conventional and organic 16 ounce bags. They were manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon.

Medical marijuana dispensary set to open this week with others to follow

A new medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors this week with others to follow.

  $200,000 grant aimed at helping with opioid crisis

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Coalition are hopeful that a grant they recently recieved will help with the opioid crisis in the area.

Planned Parenthood earns win in suit over Missouri funding

A St. Louis judge says Missouri's Republican-led Legislature cannot cut off funding to abortion providers and their affiliates

“Kids Count” ranking shows slight improvements in Arkansas

The latest national report on the well-being of children by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arkansas has improved its overall economic, health, education and social factors for children.

Closed hospital in Ripley County will not reopen

A small hospital in southeast Missouri that has been closed since October will not reopen

  Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.

His wife died during childbirth; 21 days later, his newborn son passed away

A Florida father who lost both his wife and newborn son within a month of each other isn't succumbing to heartbreak. Instead, he's working to make sure no other parent has to go through what he has.

Early Father’s Day gift: Woman donates kidney to dad

Taylor Tritt knew her father didn't have years to wait for a kidney transplant, so she stepped up in a big way.

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

  Flesh-eating bacteria: What you need to know

Already this year, there have been reports of people picking up flesh eating bacteria in Gulf waters.